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‘All About Taking Chances’: Laoban Available For Pegasus, Says Guillot

Laoban, the 27-1 upset maiden winner of this year’s Jim Dandy (G2), posted a five-furlong move in 1:00.41 at Gulfstream Park Sunday morning. It was his latest move on his comeback trail from ankle surgery this past summer. Jockey Paco Lopez was aboard for the work which was the second-fastest of 22 at the distance. […]

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Laoban Fires Bullet In ‘Incredible’ Final Travers Prep

Maiden-cum-Grade 2 Jim Dandy winner Laoban earned the bullet for his five-furlong breeze on Saratoga’s main track early Saturday morning as the colt wrapped up his major preparations for the Grade 1 Travers under the watchful eye of trainer Eric Guillot. “He worked like a beaver with an overactive thyroid trying to dam the mouth […]

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The Friday Show: Sophomores Clash, Zayat Seeks Cash

The cream of this year’s 3-year-old Thoroughbred crop isn’t ducking each other — just take a look at the fields for this weekend’s premiere sophomore races. But in the bigger picture, how important are the Haskell and Jim Dandy? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss that topic and […]

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Jim Dandy ‘Under Consideration’ For Governor Malibu

Coming off a fourth-place finish in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes in his most recent start, trainer Christophe Clement was hoping Sunday’s scheduled workout forGovernor Malibu would better determine whether the colt would next enter the Grade 2 Jim Dandy or $100,000 Curlin Stakes. With regular rider Joel Rosario aboard, the son of Malibu Moon […]

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Exaggerator ‘Struggled’ With Belmont’s Surface, Points To Jim Dandy

Grade 1 Preakness winner Exaggerator walked the shedrow Sunday morning, emerging no worse for wear following his 11th-place finish as the 7-5 favorite in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. “He’s good. I walked him myself at about 6:30 this morning. He’s his same, vibrant self, bright-eyed, ate up his feed last night, legs are clean,” trainer Keith […]

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Upstart Exits Haskell In Good Shape, Travers Targeted For Next Start

Multiple stakes winner Upstart emerged from his third-place finish in Sunday’s Grade 1 Haskell in good shape, according to his trainer, Rick Violette, and will now be pointed to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on August 29 at the Spa. Prior to the Haskell, Upstart had not raced since finishing last of 18 in […]

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American Pharoah
Courting Pharoah: Several Tracks Trying To Lure Triple Crown Winner Away From Monmouth

Although nothing is set in stone, many think it’s likely that Monmouth Park and the G1 Haskell Invitational will be the next start for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. However, according to a recent article in the Asbury Park Press, several tracks around the country are working on deals with the hopes of luring the […]

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1992 Travers Winner Thunder Rumble Dies at 26

After six years of happy retirement at Old Friends at Cabin Creek in Greenfield Center, Thunder Rumble, the 26-year-old New York bred stallion and 1992 winner of The Travers Stakes died Tuesday with farm owners JoAnn and Mark Pepper, his loving family of caretakers, and volunteers by his side. His death due to complications from […]

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Bayern 2-1 Morning Line Favorite as 10 Enter Travers

Grade 1 winners Tonalist and Wicked Strong will renew their budding rivalry on racing’s biggest summer stage, joined by fellow Grade 1 heroes Bayern and Mr Speaker among 10 horses set to gather for the 145th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.Regarded as the centerpiece of […]

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Samraat Sidelined for Remainder of Year

According to the Daily Racing Form, multiple stakes winner Samraat will miss the rest of the year after sustaining a stress fracture to his right shin while training for the June 26 Jim Dandy Stakes. The fracture was diagnosed the morning after the colt breezed a half-mile at Saratoga on Saturday. Trainer Rick Violette stated […]

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